Sakunda Holdings and its associates intend to resuscitate and equip Rock Foundation Medical Centre (Mt Pleasant) and St Annes Hospital (Avondale), both in Harare, in a move meant to complement government efforts to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
The Kuda Tagwirei-owned company plans to use the two health facilities for COVID -19 response only and one of them should be functional in seven days if all processes are done on time.
Sakunda wrote to the Ministry of Health saying it will focus specifically on the provision of health facilities, equipment, training and vaccines.
Following a tour of St Anne’s facilities by Sakunda Holdings executives, Ministry of Health and Child Care Permanent Secretary Dr Agnes Mahomva wrote to the facility’s manager:
The team was satisfied with what they saw during the tour and would like you to finalise our request.
Please note that we have since identified Sakunda holdings (copied) to be our partner to work with us and yourselves to do all the remaining renovations and refurbishments necessary for the hospital to function in the shortest period of time.
Sakunda Holdings has confirmed that they have the resources and funding to do the work and hence refurbishments will not be at your costs.
May you also note as discussed during the tour of your hospital our request to use this facility is for up to six months only for the COVID-19 response.